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The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance

Eric Scerri


The periodic table of elements is among the most recognizable image in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of science. In this new edition, Eric Scerri offers readers a complete and updated history and philosophy of the periodic table. Written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay-persons alike, The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance begins with an overview of the importance of the periodic table and the manner in which the term "element" has been interpreted by chemists and philosophers across time. The book tr ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190914363
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190914363.001.0001


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Eric Scerri, author